Wiemer Salverda is Professor emeritus of Labour Market and Inequality at Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies and Director emeritus of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (both at the University of Amsterdam). He is a fellow of the World Inequality Database.
He coordinated the 30-country research project Growing Inequalities' Impacts GINI (2010–2013) which published its results in two volumes with Oxford University Press (2014). He coordinated also the European Low-wage Employment Research Network LoWER (1996– 2008), which has published 16 books, special journal issues and reports, including the Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality (2009). For the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, he led the Dutch research for the Low-wage Work in Europe project that was initiated by Robert Solow (2004-2008). He contributes extensively to comparative research on wages, employment, and inequality, and regularly serves as an expert for the European Commission, OECD and ILO, and was an ECFIN Research Fellow 2014-15 at the European Commission.